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kepler1 t1_j2s73mv wrote

It would be so much more useful if the linked site weren't just a nice-looking page giving the written definitions of the concepts, but actually showed examples of the effects/principles that they're seeking to convey. It's a beautiful website, sure (how much time did the person spend on those symbols/tiles alone?), but not what I expect when someone stands up an entire website to show graphical concepts.

In a way, it is itself an example of the mistake of form over function.


Dakar-A t1_j2scz8k wrote

Yeah, hilarious that in being a UX site it's committing essentially the cardinal sin of UX.

Also a matter of knowing your users, and designing for the human- I imagine the desired audience of the site are UX professionals and people with an interest in UX, but it's presented like marketing copy for C suite folks.

But maybe that's the target audience, in which case I'd say it's successful. Would be curious to see an interview with the creator.


COSenna t1_j2sdx1b wrote

It’s quite ironic. I’ve been using this site for my job going on 3 years now (not regularly mind you) and for a lot of the laws I have to do additional research to find how it applies to the interfaces I design.


chairfairy t1_j2t95td wrote

If nothing else, it's a decent starting point to give you concepts to research. Not perfect, but still useful


rainmace t1_j2u3tf0 wrote

Loooooool. Also, I work a little in UX design. I’ve decided the whole field is a crock of shit, and the only thing that matters is, can the user do what they want on the website. Everything should fall from that, and nothing more. None of this like, the user doesn’t even KNOW what they want to do until they see all the OPTIONS we’ve given them. As long as you minimize latency and make the graphics look somewhat standardized, that’s it


jld3sign t1_j2uo8z0 wrote

Proper UX work is grounded in user-centric design, so yes it is all about 'can the user do what they want'.

Understanding that user's journey, their pain points, and what they're trying to achieve is UX. Too many see flashy User Interfaces and assume that's what UX is.


spays_marine t1_j2uvlav wrote

Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with that. UX is essentially understanding human behavior, to argue that it doesn't exist or that we don't need to take it into account when designing interfaces suggests that you have a poor grasp of the subject, rather than the subject being pointless. No offense. You've also worded your opinion rather poorly so it's hard to understand what exactly you mean.


Refreshingpudding t1_j2uc2ab wrote

What are your thoughts on modern design that hides functions behind the faintest of menus? Seems like a minimalist apple thing


shimmy_ya_shimmy_yay t1_j2vtfga wrote

UX in real life is, unfortunately, way more complex than that. In the real world, UX is a constant balance between commercial interests, business strategy, user needs, behaviors and psychology. So, if you work "a little" in UX design, I understand if you aren't aware of that complexity, but there really is much more to it than merely being the user's advocate (although this is one of the most important functions of a UX designer).


Colon t1_j2sal1w wrote

that leading of the top descriptions/top NAV is killing me


delphic0n t1_j2sr0rx wrote

You already knew it was going to be when you saw the link


makkolli t1_j2urjp4 wrote

Check out the book which accompanies the website, which appears to include examples. Reasonable for the author not to republish the entire thing online, I think, and helpful for what it is as a website.


sandtrout56 t1_j2v6aq3 wrote

The website is an effort to sell the book, which is available via a link at the top of the page, and promises examples of the principles. Now, I’m just guessin’, but maybe they should have made that link a bit more prominent.


MistarGrimm t1_j2vx27m wrote

> In a way, it is itself an example of the mistake of form over function.

It wants you to buy a book, not learn from their page.